Accessibility at Pegwell Bay Country Park

Pegwell Bay Country Park commands stunning views of Sandwich and Deal to the west and the cliffs of Ramsgate to the east. The park acts as the entrance to a nature reserve and the rare flora and fauna here make this an area of national importance.

If you have other accessibility queries in advance of your visit, please call 03000 413500 or email kentcountryparks@kent.gov.uk.

Café

Although we do not have a café, there is a mobile catering facility most days within the car parking area.

Parking

We have a small car park to the left as you enter the park next to the toilet facilities, and another facing the beautiful sights of the sea. Neither car parks have allocated bays, however, the areas are hard standing and flat.

Car parking machines are a suitable height for wheelchair users. Your car registration number needs to be entered.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can purchase an annual season ticket in advance of your visit for £8. The annual season ticket gives you access to all of our country park car parks free of charge during the year.

To purchase your season ticket call 03000 41 72 72, and have your Blue Badge number and credit or debit card handy for reference.

Paths

The main coast path from the car park is surfaced and flat, this links up with a Sustrans route (cycle path) meaning it is possible for a circular route to be undertaken. There are also a number of closely mowed permissive paths through the park in between grazing and rough grass areas.

View a map of Pegwell Bay Country Park (PDF, 614.5 KB)

Play area

Our play area is close to the main car parking area and can be accessed via a gate which is 1.1m wide. To reach it, access can be made via a non-made up path through some trees or across the main picnic area (to the right of the main entrance) or alternatively across a grassy area which is circled by a grassy mound approximately 0.8m.

Our play park will soon be replaced with a brand-new suite of exciting and interactive equipment, thanks to funding of £160,000 from Public Health COVID-19 recovery fund. Delivered by contractors Playdale, the play area will include a number of carefully considered inclusive elements such as easy access paths, an extra wide slide and an in-ground inclusive roundabout suitable for wheelchairs.

There will also be low level games and plenty of imaginative play with a pirate ship. In front of the fenced play area, will be an additional fenced picnic area with seating.

The play area will also be resurfaced with recycled, rubber ‘Wetpour’ safety surfacing. The all-weather, impact absorbing surfacing helps prevent injuries while children are playing.

All of the improvements have been designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play. The work is due to be completed by the end of May 2022 and compliments the existing stunning coastal walks and cycle routes.

Toilets

We have one unisex accessible toilet within the main building which can be accessed via surfaced pathways and does not require a Radar Key to access.

Toilet facilities are available at all times when the park is open to visitors.